Recent Land Registration

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    News

    Improvements to the Local Land Charges service

    2021-01-25T10:20:00Z

    In December 2020, HM Land Registry published a blog on how it collaborates with the Local Land Charges (LLC) Advisory Board to progress the Local Land Charges Programme .

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    News

    Law Society responds to consultation on land control data

    2020-11-05T15:30:00Z

    The Law Society has published our response to a consultation on improving the transparency of contractual mechanisms, such as land options, used to exercise control over land.

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    News

    Land Registry resumes cancellation for applications

    2020-11-05T14:28:00Z

    From 16 November 2020, HM Land Registry will resume cancelling applications with outstanding requests for information.

  • Mike Harlow
    Feature

    A sign of things to come

    2020-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Mike Harlow looks at how HM Land Registry has responded to lockdown by accepting electronic signatures, and how conveyancing could change in the future to become an even more secure and wholly digital process 

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    News

    Government consults on data on land control

    2020-08-19T18:28:00Z

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published a call for evidence on its proposals to improve the transparency of contractual mechanisms, such as land options

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    News

    Land Registry changes to property transactions during coronavirus (COVID-19)

    2020-05-14T10:34:00Z

    HM Land Registry  has taken a temporary step towards accepting electronic signatures on deeds, and relaxed some identity verification rules.

  • Julie Blunsom
    Feature

    At your service

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    Julie Blunsom explains how HM Land Registry’s two new services – the Pre-submission Enquiry Service and Application Management Service – work in practice, and how you can find out more

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    News

    Land Registry publishes updated guidance on digital mortgages

    2019-10-28T17:26:00Z

    Land Registry has updated its guidance pages on digital mortgages. There are three guides - for homeowners, mortgage lenders and conveyancers

  • Mike Harlow
    Feature

    Lay of the land

    2019-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Mike Harlow talks about HM Land Registry’s change programme

  • Katie Gordon-Smith
    Feature

    All present and correct

    2019-03-12T11:04:00Z

    Katie Gordon-Smith outlines the steps Land Registry is taking to improve requisition rates, and the role of solicitors in achieving this goal

  • Eddie Davies
    Feature

    Street smarts

    2018-12-05T10:23:00Z

    HM Land Registry is working to harness technology to improve the homebuying process for both the public and solicitors. Eddie Davies provides an update on its digital projects, including Digital Street

  • Joy Bailey
    Feature

    Signed, sealed, delivered

    2018-06-06T00:00:00Z

    As part of our regular series from HM Land Registry, Joy Bailey provides an update on the execution of deeds or documents using electronic signatures

  • andrew robertson
    Feature

    Quality time

    2017-12-05T00:00:00Z

    In the latest of our series of regular updates from HM Land Registry, Andrew Robertson looks at requisitions, and the role of both HM Land Registry and conveyancers in improving application quality

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    Feature

    New beginnings

    2017-12-05T00:00:00Z

    Graham Farrant , chief executive of HM Land Registry, provides an update on HM Land Registry’s digitisation plans, and the challenges and opportunities ahead

  • Warren Gordon
    Feature

    Sign of the times

    2017-06-09T09:33:00Z

    Warren Gordon looks at new Land Registry proposals to roll out the use of electronic signatures for registrable documents, and the potential implications for security and fraud in conveyancing transactions

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    Feature

    Cancelled out

    2016-12-12T17:20:00Z

    A lease may be protected on the register by substantive registration and/or by a notice on the reversionary title. Tim Smithers summarises Land Registry’s practice on cancellation of leases

  • Richard Hill
    Feature

    Put to rights

    2016-06-02T13:22:00Z

    Richard Hill looks at how the court or registrar decides whether to rectify the registry, and how proposals in a current Law Commission consultation could affect the process

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    Feature

    Shifting sands

    2016-06-02T13:21:00Z

    The digitisation of land and property data is now well under way, with Land Registry, local authorities, government bodies and search providers all embracing the change, to support the homebuying process. Kris Clark explains

  • Peter Reekie, commentator
    Analysis

    Dishonest discharge

    2016-04-26T14:50:00Z

    The High Court has ruled that Land Registry can sue conveyancers for mortgage representations - a reminder of the care that needs to be taken when making representations, says Peter Reekie

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    Feature

    Northern exposure

    2015-12-03T12:53:00Z

    As part of our series on property law in other jurisdictions, Gilbert Nesbitt outlines the residential conveyancing process in Northern Ireland, including its dual land registration systems, and the regulatory landscape